Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Other Cruise Lines > Windstar
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old March 5th, 2007, 05:42 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Posts: 2
Default Windsurf - Barbados - American Airlines - Ye Be Warned

If you fly American Airlines to Barbados, don't say I didn't warn you.

AA apparanty has a HUGE problem of losing luggage for passengers arriving in Barbados. If you arrive on a Sunday, like we did, you can pretty much forget about seeing your bags until the 4th or 5th day of your cruise.

There is NO shopping in Barbados on Sunday's so you can't replace what you have lost and the ships gift store has very little.

Oh that's okay, we'll just shop on the next island. THINK AGAIN!! Windsurf is 180 degrees from ordinary which means they go to extremely small ports with NO shopping. Even in St. Lucia, we were on the other side of the islnad with very little to chose from.

I was one of 7 people on this cruise who had flown American and lost their bags. The lost bags line at the American Airlines luggage desk was the longest I have ever seen. They also have no computers so there is no way for them to track anything. You simply fill out a form and start praying.

I feel bad for the Windsurf reception crew because according to them, they go through this EVERY SINGLE WEEK with American Airlines lost luggage. They get most of the grief from frustrated passengers and are at the mercy of the airline to help them.

Take my advice....pack most of your things in your main suitcase and take a smaller carry on with 2 to 3 days worth of clothes. Otherwise your cruise will be ruined.

Oh, and if you're thinking that you are a FIRST CLASS passenger and therefor there is no chance that the airline will lose your luggage, think again. We were first class round trip and last night when we returned to Phoenix, my bag didn't show again. This is the same bag that I have traveled all over the world with and never had any problems, but American lost it twice in one trip.

American Airlines in by far the WORST airline I have ever flown and could care less if you have had a bad experience or not.

YE BE WARNED
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
airline, airlines, america, american, barbados, carry, losing, luggage, review, reviews, store, taking, windstar, windsurf, windsurfer

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
American Airlines? jackieb Chit - Chat for Cruisers 16 April 11th, 2008 06:20 PM
American Airlines cruisecouple Carnival Cruise Lines 4 April 1st, 2008 10:39 PM
American airlines brneyes Princess Cruise Lines 12 August 10th, 2007 04:05 PM
American Airlines brneyes Royal Caribbean International 9 March 6th, 2007 11:43 PM
Windstar's Windsurf from Barbados Review dbays Windstar 0 March 5th, 2007 06:02 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:07 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1